Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet

1st Baronet

Date of Birth: 30-Mar-1859

Place of Birth: Villiersdorp, Western Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 13-Apr-1931

Profession: politician

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Sir David Graaff, 1st Baronet

  • Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff, 1st Baronet (30 March 1859 – 13 April 1931) was a South African cold storage magnate and politician.
  • Graaff revolutionized the cold storage industry in Africa.
  • He founded the Imperial Cold Storage and Supply Company in 1899, and aggressively ran it until he left to serve in government.
  • Graaff grew the company into one of the largest in Africa.
  • Graaff's wealth soared, at the turn of the century.
  • During World War I he personally part financed the South African war effort and for this he was knighted as well as for services at the Paris Peace Conference 1919.
  • He was known as "The Octopus" as he had a hand in so many businesses.

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